Choosing a knife for outdoor activities is not simple, and every experienced outdoorsman knows that it is usually necessary to have a set of different knives intended for different outdoor tasks. Smaller knives are usually intended for lighter tasks, usually related to fishing, camping and hunting, while bigger and heavier knives are used for more demanding tasks, such as cutting tree branches or even chopping smaller pieces of wood. What characterizes Ka-Bar Becker BK-2 is that it is a knife we can say is “in the middle”. It is not as small as traditional small outdoor knives, yet it is not bulky and large as those intended for heavy tasks.
The first thing to be noticed about the knife is its design. It is well-designed and simple-looking, with total length of 10.5inches, out of which 5.5 inches is the length of the blade. When you pick up the knife, the first thing you will notice is its weight. Since it is designed to be somewhere between the small and the large outdoor knives, it is noticeably heavier than the other knives of the same or similar size. The handle of Ka-Bar Becker BK-2 is not only beautifully designed, but it is also ergonomically shaped, so it sits perfectly in hand and enables you to operate the knife with ease, safety and comfort. It is made of Grivory, which is the main resentment the users have about this knife.
However, this material is the ideal choice for a knife like this, because it makes the handle lightweight, yet very durable and tough. Other than ergonomic design, there are no any sharp edges on the handle, which makes it even more comfortable for handling and operating. All the hardware is deep inside the handle, which adds to the knife’s durability.
When it comes to the blade, it is ¼-inch thick, durable and sturdy. It is made of 1095 high-carbon steel, and has a powdercoating which is heavily textured. Even though the knife is well-designed and looks as beautiful as a knife canlook, do not let the looks fool you – the blade of this knife can perform a variety of tasks and it can endure more extreme conditions than other knives of the same category. Despite its size, it can be used for splitting wood, and you can even use it to collect a stack of wood for a campfire. On the other hand, you can also use it to make wood shavings you need for starting the fire.
Other than preparing wood for the fire, you can also use this knife for all sorts of food preparation, no matter if you have done the hunting yourself or you need to open a can of food.
In addition to cutting, chopping and carving, this knife can be used for another type of activities. It has a large pommel which can be used for hammering or for crushing things. In addition to the handle and blade unusually sturdy and tough for the knife of this category, Ka-Bar Becker BK-2 also comes with a sheath made of plastic and nylon. It is simple in design, very lightweight, and just like the knife – it is very sturdy as well. When you place the knife inside the sheath, there is no rattling, the sheath fits perfectly and you do not need to worry that the knife will fall out of the sheath. Additionally, there is a drain hole on the sheath to keep the knife dry.
To sum up, if you are looking for a knife that can cover most of your needs as an outdoors man, then Ka-Bar Becker BK-2 is the right choice for you.